Welcome to What to Read Wednesday! You've heard that the best book for children may be the Wordless Book? Today, I want to propose that the best picture books for boys, may be ones that use only the pictures of their imaginations.
In his post, The Secret of Aslan, David Mathis recounts his experience of reading C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to his young boys. Could it be that the imagery of the mind makes the story that much more exciting? Could it be that part of why we can so easily see the correlations between the Lion and Jesus Christ is that there are no pictures to distract from their similar characteristics?
Well, perhaps you'll think that one over. In the mean time, adventure calls to us all, and what kinds of picture books will enrapture our boys, teach them character and call them abroad to adventures of their own? Here are some of our favorite picture books for boys!
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
The LEGO Ideas Book
Biggest, Strongest, Fastestby Steve Jenkins
The What to Read Party!
For the What to Read Wednesday Party this week, we are featuring others' posts and resources about boy's picture books, or encouraging boys to read.
I hope you'll link up if you're a blogger, and be sure to stop by Tara's and Jeanae's blogs and see what they're posting as well! If you do link up it will be posted on all of our blogs! If you'd like to join us as a co-host, please send an email to Katie at ParadisePraises dot com.